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Lila Lee .... Sharon
Onslow Stevens .... Professor John Applegate
Claude Gillingwater .... Morley
Dickie Moore .... Laury Applegate
Rosita Marstini .... Brouquet
James T. Mack .... Stevens
Betty Kendig .... Marie
Clarence Geldart .... Barlow
Tom Ricketts .... Book Store Proprietor
Lloyd Ingraham .... Forbes
Milla Davenport .... Mrs. Gootz
William Arnold .... Townsend
August 14, 2006 Subject:
I cannot imagine that adding the missing 14 minutes, or even 140, could do anything to revive this dreary opus. The lady who wrote Little Lord Fauntleroy (sorry, can't remember her name) would shreik from withnin her grave if she ever found out that this stinker has been compared to her book, or the magnificent movie that was made from it only two years after this one. Wot a difference!
April 23, 2006 Subject:
Dickie Moore and Fauntleroy?
Loosely based on "Little Lord Fauntleroy", this movie,starring Dickie Moore, is a heart grabber. Mother runs off to marry a worthless young man who, abandons her before the child is born. Grandfather is embittered and when his daughter returns destitute, and with the child, he exacts revenge,for his 8 yrs of heartache, by allowing the boy to stay but, telling the mother she is to leave, that very night, never to return, nor ask after the boy.
The "Kiddie" burlesque, scenes are a bit over the top but, expected for this era of movies. (lest we forget Shirley Temple's earliest years?) The introduction of a "love interest" is one of the twists on the 'Fauntleroy' theme, along with some other surprises yet, very predictable. Which makes it, none-the-less, a good picture.
March 6, 2006 Subject:
What the dickies?
What the dickies?
Another Dickie Moore oddity here. Along with TommorowÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs Youth, Moore sure had the weepy-kid-caught-in-the-middle-of-an-adult-situation market covered, didnÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt he? Here, he plays a kid who is handed off to his rich Grandfather when his Mom realizes that the life he would have there would be more stable, and plus, since she took off quite a while ago with a man Grandpa didnÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt approve of, he is quick to kick her out of the house and leave the grandson with him So this is a very Stella Dallas situation. But luckily, the old manÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs assistant, played rather stiffly by Onslow Stevens, takes a shining to the woman, and agrees to give her news about the boy, while sheÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs trying to eke out of a living.
Now, the story is pretty treacley, with a LOT of sap for you to weep over, and a fun little twist ending reflecting the Stock Market Crash of 1929, AND the treatment of seniors during this era (compare it to now, itÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs interesting). But I think what this film will be truly known for is the AWESOME, how shall I say it, a part amusement area, part concert hall, filled with hideous looking robotic moving clowns AND a floor show that will just leave you drop-jawed with itÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs Betty Boop imitator, played, yes, by a kid who looks no more than 5 years old, and then a dance routine with, AGAIN, a bunch of 5 year olds. Knowing the coordination levels of these kids of course, this makes the dance all the more amusing. The audience is filled with kids, some of which look bored out of their minds. (love the 4 year old cigarette girl)
This is worth the viewing alone.
September 14, 2005 Subject:
downloaded this as the synopsis sounded quite good.
unfortunately the quality of the picture is very poor and according to IMDB there is about 15 minutes missing from this print.
it should run at about 66 minutes this runs at exactly 51 minutes.
the missing scenes are very noticable and spoilt the film for me.
has anyone got a better complete print?
until then leave this alone.